The Collected Stories of Somerset Maugham, Vol 2

Travel and Fiction: Introducing a month of literary posts.

When I think about the connection between travel and literature, the first author that comes to mind is W Somerset Maugham.

In some ways, he’s an odd choice: although he did write a few travel books, those aren’t what he’s best known for. Instead, it’s in his fiction that one can find the perfect example of how travel can shape a writer, and provide him with a near-limitless source of material and new perspectives on the world…

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